Abu Dhabi Airports has successfully upgraded the airfield lighting system of the southern runway at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to a CAT-IIIB system, joining a select group of international airports to have implemented the advanced technology.
This new state-of-the-art technology has been integrated with the air traffic control (ATC) systems of the southern runway, while upgrade works to install a CAT-IIIB system on the northern runway continue to progress.
The accomplishment was marked with a special ceremony held at AUH’s air traffic control tower, during which Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports; Tony Douglas, CEO of Etihad Aviation Group; and Ahmed Al-Shamsi, acting COO of Abu Dhabi Airports; presented the airport’s airfield projects and airside operations teams with awards for their work and commitment to excellence throughout the upgrade process.
CEO Thompson said: “The upgrade of the Southern Runway is the result of our commitment to ensuring safe, secure and efficient operations at AUH. This enables us to provide our customers with exceptional service and a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.”
“Our efforts on and off the tarmac are centered around our desire to transform the experience we offer our customers through enhancing our operations, growing our network, and expanding our leisure and entertainment offerings,” added Thompson.